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  •  Nah (0+ / 0-)

    My point is Christians may get upset (and really we need to define which particular denominations of the thousands that exist) about being constantly ridiculed. But we don't routinely kill people for that offense. When there is a "Book of Koran" on broadway we can talk.

    Islam is not mocked period for fear of reprisal. This countries dominant culture is Judea Christian. But also in art there is search to express truth beauty and knowledge. Cartoons of Muhammad get you killed.  Crucifixes in urine get subsidized. A chasm.

    •  may I point out that those countries are (0+ / 0-)

      generally countries with a long history of religious strife or else are nations whose glue is religion as nationalism, for various reasons has not developed.

      Example of the former would be Hindus attacking Muslims in India and Bangladesh as heretics

      Example of the latter would be the destruction by Western interference of nascent Arab nationalism movements in the 20th Century where religious identity became the equivalent of nationalism.

      In contrast, in Europe, nationalism and chauvinism replaced religion as the bone of contention and grounds for war.  In other countries, either that paradigm shift has either not occurred or else was prevented from occurring by outside sources.

      After all the cartoons were published in Europe and the people who died were Muslims in Pakistan if I remember.  After all, the vast majority of Muslims are as blase about insults to Mohammed as Christians are to insults to Jesus (which can still cost you a teaching job in the US)  

    •  When my tax dollars (2+ / 0-)
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      Alexandre, Zack from the SFV

      stop subsidizing Israeli bombs and Colombian death-squads maybe I'll work my way down the list to "Eeek! Art that goes against my religious sensibilities is being subsidized!"

      It's a pretty long way down the list before I get to that particular item.

      If the pilot's good, see, I mean if he's reeeally sharp, he can barrel that baby in so low... oh you oughta see it sometime. It's a sight. A big plane like a '52... varrrooom! Its jet exhaust... frying chickens in the barnyard!

      by Major Kong on Wed Apr 24, 2013 at 07:04:20 PM PDT

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      •  I hav no idea what you mean (0+ / 0-)

        in the context of this discussion. Look at the top, it isn't about taxes.

        •  I thought it was about (0+ / 0-)

          horrific anti-Christian art being subsidized. You seemed rather upset about Andres Serrano's artwork.

          If the pilot's good, see, I mean if he's reeeally sharp, he can barrel that baby in so low... oh you oughta see it sometime. It's a sight. A big plane like a '52... varrrooom! Its jet exhaust... frying chickens in the barnyard!

          by Major Kong on Wed Apr 24, 2013 at 07:29:05 PM PDT

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